My body is a champ

About a year and a half ago, we were in the emergency room waiting for me to be seen by fatigued late-night hospital staff. My body had shown signs of infection and needed immediate treatment. I was ordered to be on IV antibiotics (so it could reach me faster and in stronger doses) and told …

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The story of our festive tree

It was going to be different this Christmas, because I would be apart from family. It was something I had vowed never to do again, years ago, when I cried vigorously into my pillow, miles and miles away as my family tore open their presents. Yet here I was, repeating myself regretfully. Before you take …

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Porto, Portugal: Scenic Segways and seafood memories

This was it. It was our final country, second to last city on our Europe portion of the trip. And it was Porto, Portugal, because again, we had gotten rave recommendations from people we talked to about visiting Portugal. Portugal is a hidden gem in Western Europe, commonly overlooked, in my opinion, in favor of …

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Barcelona, Spain: Pit stop in a city that won’t stop

We have heard so.many.good.things about Barcelona. Some say they could see themselves settling down there. Some say there's just so much to do, you'd have to make several visits. Some say there's such a big skate culture, you gotta check it out (to my sk83r boi husband). So we squeezed in a short trip to …

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